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Culture Spotlight Featuring Carmelo Raneri (Europe Edition)


Name: Carmelo

Surname: Raneri

Date of birth: 06/10/1965

Address: Via del Ciclamino, 31 00060 Riano (Rome)

E-mail address:

Phone: +39 3921064769

Studies: Degree in Political Science (specialization in international politics) obtained at La Sapienza University in Rome, in the academic year 1993-94.

Since 2002 he has collaborated with several television news outlets as an editor engaged in insights into international politics, geo-economy and geopolitics.

In 2003 he was one of the founders of the production company TRX1, which has carried out documentary activities aimed at deepening social and political issues in the national and international sphere: reports on the IRA post-war 2003 and various documentation works on Cuban art and cinema, made on site on behalf of the University of Rome and RAI TV.

From 2004 to 2009 he made various works of video documentation, music clips and documentaries, as director and editor.

In 2010 he collaborated with the production company Look Inside as a screenwriter and producer of socially-produced short films.

In 2011 he signed the screenplay with Martina Meo of the short film

“NOTHING DIFFERENT” directed by Amir Ramadan.

In 2013 he signed the screenplay with Martina Meo of the short film

"Far from Tirana" directed by Amir Ramadan.

In 2016 he co-signed with Martina Meo the subject and direction of "Rugby Men", a sports documentary about the world of rugby, produced by the production company "Extraordinary Productions" in Rome.

In 2018 he signed the subject and the direction of the Documentary “Alamarilove”, shot entirely in Cuba, co-produced by Smilevision, distributed by Prem1ere Film.

Tell us about your experience at the Hip Hop Film Festival Europe?

My experience has certainly been positive. It allowed my Documentary to measure itself against other works of the highest quality from a technical and content point of view, coming from all over Europe. In addition, all the organizational staff has shown a true and sincere interest in my work, guiding me in this experience, with kindness and professional competence.

Why are stories from the culture important?

because they keep alive through the narration of these stories, all those cultures and social forms of civil coexistence that, would otherwise be completely canceled by the new model of globalized society.

What projects are you working on now?

I have been working for some time on a project concerning my generation (The so-called Generation X, born between the mid 60's and 70's) defined as a bewildered, lazy, nihilistic and goalless generation. I would like to find out if there is still a possibility for this Generation to play an active role in building another possible world, alternative to the current one. A system that, in light of the tragic events that are affecting the whole world, is showing its inadequacy, the profound injustices on which it is based.

Why do you think the Harlem film house and Hip Hop Film Festival Europe is important? Because it builds a bridge, an independent connection, outside the main stream, between independent productions, directors and actors all over the world. I think the work you're doing is really important!!!.

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